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continue to say good-bye to those lost. in this hour m.i.t. officer sean collier is being remembered. the university m.i.t. is holding a memorial service in his honor at the school's brigs field. vice president biden is there. he's expected to speak. we'll bring you parts of the service live throughout this hour. a number of the people speaking we'll hear from and number of performances as well. i'm anderson cooper. this is our special coverage of the boston bombings. a lot to bring you up to date on now as the families say good-bye to the victims. here's where we stand with the investigation. it is a fast moving investigation. delegation from the u.s. embassy in moscow has arrived in the russian republic of dagestan to interview the parents, the suspected bombers we're told the wounded suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev could soon be transferred out of the medical center. family members of those wounded in the attacks were still hospitalized there are angry about him being in the same hospital with their loved ones being treated. and the street where the bombs exploded is open for business.
the family of slain m.i.t. police officer sean collier is sitting down with "the lead" for an exclusive talk about the depth of their loss. >>> and the buried lead. a promise unkept. president obama returning to one of his earliest failures in office and vowing today a new push to close the prison in guantanamo bay. >>> boston a city still recovering from the terrorist attacks from one week ago. the kind of evidence that could drive this investigation to a new level. within the last hour cnn has learned investigators found at least one fingerprint on bomb fragments according to a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. we're told no matches have yet been made. meanwhile president obama today defending the fbi's handling of the investigation before and after the attacks. we're going to get deeper into that. the president is also backing a review ordered by director of national intelligence james clapper to see which agencies dropped the attacks. >> protocols and procedures that could be put in place that would further improve and enhance our ability to detect a potential
. and 27-year-old sean collier the m.i.t. police officer allegedly gunned down by the suspects in the desperate hours after they were identified. >>> we're also remembering today the wounded. 20ictims the terrorist attacks in boston are still in the hospital out of the 264 who were initially injured. one of them is jared cloury. he and his friends heard the first blast in boston and were trying to jump the barricade into the street to get to safety when the second explosion went off right at their feet. >> i stopped for just a second to tell the young lady here, jackie, who is my friend's girlfriend, jackie, get your butt in the street and, boom. and i just remember feeling engulfed like -- and i got thrown out into the street and just like the movies all of the sound got taken away and, you something inside me said, get up, jarrod, get up. you're okay. get up. so i stood up and i was pretty lucid and i remember trying to count my fingers and feel my feet and i'm standing and thinking about these kind of things that i've learned about over the years and i look at my hand and it
collier and where did they get their explosives? we now have new details from bob orr and john miller. and we'll talk to the officers who stopped the terror. >> this is the one chance we had. we wanted to end this for everybody. >> pelley: a phony news report about an attack at the white house since the stock... sends the stock market plunging. major garrett reports and fighting the flood in the midwest. dean reynolds is on the scene. Ñiçsx scene. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. another difficult day for boston. the city said good-bye to two victims of the terror attacks. there was a private funeral for eight-year-old martin richard whose childhood innocence we will never forget. sean collier achieved his childhood dream when he became a cop. an army of officers attended his funeral today. we learned why collier was executed as he sat in his patrol car. more about that in just a moment. but first bob orr has information about a shopping trip one of the suspects took to buy explosives. >> report
collier. >>> plus, why is george w. bush front and center today. >>> security at today's nfl draft is taken to a whole new level. >>> several explosions on fuel barges and light up the night sky. >>> "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, april 25th, 2013. >>> good morning. to you, i'm richard lui. frustration is growing in the air and on the ground as more of the nation's airports are hit by long delays due to forced government budget cuts. complaints are mounting and the white house says a compromise could be on the way. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> reporter: frustration is mounting, richard, because people have to sit and wait for planes to take off. 1500 workers are sitting at home every day, furloughed, not on the job as a result of the sequester cuts. here in washington, an faa administrator was asked about that and asked why it took the agency so long to let airlines and airports know exactly who would face the hardship cuts. >> we have been talking about reduction in available controller hours of 10% for months.
by his brother. sean collier's body was delivered by motorcade to wilmington, massachusetts. tonight, new information about tsarnaev, straight from the hospital where he is in serious condition. if this bombing suspect has anything to say, lit have to wait. officials are saying that the 19-year-old college student has injuries to his throat and for now cannot talk. he was finally surrounded and taken down in a neighborhood in watertown, just outside of boston. but he did not go quietly. brian todd has details for you. >> reporter: as he was cornered, he engaged police with gunfire. it went on for several minutes and police lobbed in flash bang percussions to stun him. in the end, authorities showed their determination to catch the suspect live. listen to officers negotiate with him as he's holed up inside a boat. >> reporter: we snaked through alleys and back lots to get to within a couple hundred yards of the boat. there was a word of reassurance during negotiations. and an appeal to someone they knew was in pain. as we shot this exclusive video, police rushed us, saying we were in the c
in boston. three were killed from the blast from the bombings and sean collier was shot and killed thursday night while sitting in his car. >> and police officers and firefighters from all around the boston area saluted officer collier as a hearse drove his body to a funeral home yesterday. it's not clear why one of the suspects shot and killed him, but they say collier had been responding to a loud disturbance call. he had been a police officer for just over a year. >> last night huge crowds from the m.i.t. community came out to pay their republics to collier at a vigil. those who knew him said he was always laughing and had a great smile. collier was born to be a police officer. >> and friends say collier love ed to go camping and hiking. they finally recalled how he brought ear plugs for his entire cabin so people could block out his snoring. now they are trying to keep his memory alive. >> it's heartbreaking. i really can't express -- the entire m.i.t. community in words. >> what is the message? is there a message that you would like to send? what this city has gone through is complete
paying a silent tribute to fallen police officer sean collier. officials say for no obvious reason the brothers shot and killed sean collier for no reason. the vigil is set to be in his honor in his hometown of wilmington. poppy harlow is there. it is a sad story. you spoke to some of the people who were close to him, his close friends. >> i did. it was an amazing scene that unfolded behind us this evening. it was the vigil for that gunned down police officer sean collier, and we were there when the motorcade left boston medical center and brought out here to at least 500 people from the community and fellow police officers, and et cetera coming to honor this 26-year-old hero that we are told by so many people all he wanted to do was to be a police officer. he did realize that dream. tonight, we heard from his brother, andrew, and also the stepfather, and his boss, the police chief at m.i.t. and many people talking about their best memory of this man. and after the vigil, we had a chance to speak one-on-one with a man who knows collier very well, an m.i.t. police chief john difava
resurface. m.i.t. campus police officer sean collier was on patrol in cambridge around 9:30 p.m. when his boss, john difava spotted him. >> i pulled up next to him in the cruiser. i said what are you doing? just watching traffic, chief. keeping my eye on things. >> one hour later, the chief got the call, officer down. collier had been fatally shot in his patrol car. >> my reaction was total disbelieve. i know i have 57 brokenhearted police officers. we have his family who is devastated and a community that, you know, obviously from the outpouring of sympathy and support, they are devastated too. >> why ambush collier? the shooting continues to confuse and baffle cambridge police commissioner robert hawes, who gave "dateline" a detailed account. >> it appears somebody or somebodies approached from behind collier's vehicle and fired four or five rounds into the vehicle, striking officer collier each and every time for the number of shots we could determine. >> did the suspects think officer collier had recognized them? or perhaps even though they had at least one gun, they wanted his weapon
's stopped talking. saying good-bye to m.i.t. cop sean collier. >>> george w. bush front and center today at the dedication of his library. the nfl draft is taken to another level. aun a fuel barge injured some and lights up the sky. >>> frustration is growing in the air and on the ground as more of the nation's major airports are hit by long delays due to forced government cuts. complaints are mounting. now a compromise could be on the way. tracie potts has the latest from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the white house and some lawmakers on capitol hill warming to the idea of a deal that would put the air traffic controllers 1,200 to 1,50 o a day. there have been waits up to three hours for come around the country. it's been an issue here on capitol hill. a testy exchange with one lawmaker saying they weren't given enough warning. >> we have been talking about reduction and available controller hours of 10% for months. >> but you didn't tell them which airports and which airlines. >> they should expect major impacts and facilities. >> if there is a deal and the air
officer sean collier at a public memorial in cambridge, massachusetts. collier was on patrol last thursday evening when officials say he was gunned down by the tsarnaev brothers. vice president joe biden gave his condolences to the family and the community of boston before turning his attention to last monday's bombing. >> whether it's al qaeda or two twisted, perverted, cowardly, knock-off jihads here in boston. why do they do what they do? i have come to the conclusion, which is not unique to me, but they do it to instill fear. it infearuates them that we refuse to bend, refuse to change, refuse to yield to fear. the doctrine of hate and oppression. they found out cannot compete with the values of openness and inclusiveness. it's why they are losing around the world. >> senator elizabeth warren also gave a heart-felt speech invoking the city and her home state. >> we are strong. we are collier strong. we are boston strong. but the true source of our strength and our resilience is our spirit. we will miss you, sean. but, we will not forgot you. >> lawmakers pushing for immigration reform
, candles and signs honoring 26-year-old officer sean collier. police say he was shot by the two bombing suspects as he sat in his patrol car in cambridge last thursday night. an amazing connection to tell you about. turns out officer collier was friends with transit officer richard donohue jr. who mike and i were mentioning was shot and wounded during the standoff with the suspects. this picture was taken the day those two men graduated from the municipal police officers academy in 2010. marathon runners across the globe paying tribute to the victims of the boston bombings. that piercing whistle officially signaling and then ending a 30-second moment of silence in london at the start of the race there for 36,000 runners. hundreds of extra police officers deployed along the 26.2-mile stretch, runners wearing black bands on their harms, as you may see here in the video, showing solidarity with boston. >> i was always going to run today, but obviously after what happened, it was so shocking, and it does run through your mind, is the same thing going to happen today? all those people that l
and signs honoring 26-year-old officer sean collier. he was shot by the two bombing suspects as he sat in his patrol car in cambridge last thursday night. an amazing connection to tell you about. turns out officer collier was friend with the policeman shot and wounded. this picture is the day they graduated together from the academy in 2010. >>> marathon runners across the globe paying tribute to the boston bombings. (whistle blows) >> and that piercing whistle officially signaling and then ending a 30 second moment of center lines in london at the start of the race there for 36,000 runners. hundreds of extra police officers deployed along the 22.6 mile run wearing black bands on their arms showing solidarity of boston. >> it was so shocking. that goes through your mind if the same thing were to happen today. you want to run for all of these people who lost their lives. really sad what happened. today should go well. >> remembering all of the boston people. (indiscernible) >> one person said he would not miss being there for anything, prince harry who was at the finish line handing out
of the suspect and we pray for their full recovery. the collier family who grieved the lost of their son and brother shawn. he was just 26-year-old and as his family has said he died bravely in the line of duty doing what he committed his life to doing, serving and protecting others. so we are grateful to him. obviously, tonight there are among unanswered questions. how did they plan to carry out the attacks and did they receive any help? the wounded, some of whom now have to learn how to stand and walk and live again deserve answers. so i have instructed the fi and the department of the homeland security to continue to deploy all the necessary resources to support the -- to protect our citizens. we'll determine what happened and we'll investigate any association that these terrorists have had and we'll continue to do whatever we have to do to keep our people safe. one thing we do know that whatever hate full agenda drove these men to heinous act cannot prevail. they failed because the people d to be intimidated. we refused to be terrorized. wt waiver from the character, and the compass
, that doesn't necessarily apply to the m.i.t. officer, sean collier, who is remembered today by colleagues, that's another county over the river. middlesex county prosecutors may, in fact, go after crimes again dzhokhar tsavraev in their own right there is a murder there, and there is a number of crimes to prosecut s prosecute potentially. according to the d.a. here in this county, they are considering that. but at this point, this county won't go after the three murders that happened here and the explosive devices, but the feds are well equipped to handle that. here is what the d.a. told us on camera yesterday, the decision to make that plan. go ahead and assist the prosecutor this is d.a. dan conley. >> for the boston marathon bombings, i would say almost certainly not. those murder charges will more than likely, almost certainly be subsumed in the federal indictments in the months to come. >> reporter: the district attorney went on to say, they reserve the right to re-invigorate essentially if other investigative bits of information lead to additional charges that could be charged at th
just yet. as you know, an m.i.t. law enforcement officer was, sean collier was killed on tuesday night and that murder has not been charged yet at all and we should see the state do more work on that front in the coming days and weeks, we expect. >> as you talk about going forward in all this what do we know of how the process progresses from here? there was that legal hearing on monday. what happens next? >> that was just the very beginning, a complaint was filed. he still will have to appear in court, be indicted and there is a hearing set for may 30th at 10:00 a.m. that the judge mentioned in this hearing monday morning. >> before i let you go, erin what do we know about legal defense? did he have legal representation in that hospital room? >> reporter: i have the transcript of the court hearing here there is controversy on friday and over the weekend about him not being mirandized. they went through it twice today and offered the use of an attorney and the one word he spoke was no when asked if he could afford an attorney and he was presented with defense attorneys today. >>> we wa
to celebrate the life of fallen m.i.t. officer sean collier. >> he would love this. sirens, flashing lights, formations, people saluting. he was born to be a police officer. he lived out his dreams. >> reporter: collier was only 27 when he crossed paths with the accused marathon bombers. >> we have suffered. we are grieving. >> reporter: today vice president biden couldn't seem to contain his anger. >> whether it's al qaeda central out of the fattah or two twisted, perverted, cowardly knock-off jihadis here in boston, why do they do what they do? if the purpose of terrorism is to instill fear, you saw none of it here in boston. >> reporter: though answers today -- ♪ shower the people you love with love ♪ >> reporter: -- but some comfort from james taylor. ♪ show them the way that you feel ♪ ♪ things are going to be much better ♪ ♪ if we only will >> reporter: and the m.i.t. symphony choir. in only 15 short months on m.i.t.'s campus, sean collier found a place in its heart. >> we know we'll see him again and he'll have that big grin and a hug for all of us. officer sean collier
student from china. and a private funeral today for m.i.t. officer sean collier who was allegedly gunned down by the suspects thursday night. tomorrow m.i.t. will hold a memorial service for him and vice president joe biden will atenld. it is giving people all over the country a way to help in the wake of the boston bombings. whether's $5 or $500,000 like major league baseball donated every little bit is helping those whose lives were forever changed. governor patrick and the boston mayor are making an announcement about the one fund right now. let's listen. >> all of the money will go to victims, none to administrative costs. we thank all of the donors, large benefactors who are represented here behind us, but the thousands of others all over the world who stepped up. and above all and first and foremost, for his vision and his leadership in this and so many things, mayor menino. >> thank you, governor. thank you all for being with us this afternoon. the individuals behind me are the lead donateors to the one fund. this past week our city triumphed over terror and showed the world the m
boston where a memorial for m.i.t. police officer sean collier wrapped up earlier not far from us here on the campus in cambridge. collier was gunned down in his patrol car thursday night police say by the brothers suspected of bombing the boston marathon. police came by the bus load today to pay their last respects and vice president joe biden spoke, evoking his own personal tragedy. >> i know from experience that sense of dread that reliving the moment in the last nine days almost hourly of the moment you learned the fate of your child. >> after vice president biden spoke singer james taylor took the stage and sang "shower the people" with some help from the m.i.t. a capella group. ♪ shower the people you love with love show them the way that you feel ♪ >> officer collier is of course one of the four people allegedly killed by the bombing suspects. the other three 8-year-old martin richard. his family is planning a public memorial in the weeks ahead. 29-year-old krystle campbell was at the race to cheer on a friend. 23-year-old lingzi lu was a boston grad student from china. 39 p
reason killed massachusetts police officer sean collier while he was sitting in his cruiser. this is a video just in to cnn recorded just moments ago taking place on the campus of m. imt tmt, paying their respect to that fallen officer, hundreds of officers on the street there. a vigil is underway in massachusetts. the chief said collier was born to have a police officer. the mba just released this photo of collier. before he get to that photo, look at these pictures. we're watching the hearse go by, 26-year-old police officer killed. and there is that picture of the officer along m.bta officer richard don huh. he was seriously injured later in a shotout. the two graduated from the police academy together. next how law enforcement got their man, the tracking of the surveillance, the military steps that went into capturing the marathon bombing suspects. about marriage. children. money. about tomorrow. here's to good decisions. who matters most to you says the most about you. at massmutual we're owned by our policyowners, and they matter most to us. ready to plan for your fami
for shawn collier. family and friends had a private service yesterday. he was ambushed in his patrol car while on campus. thousands of m.i.t. faculty and students formed a human chain and paused for a moment of silence to for officer collier. he was born to be a police officer. in the next hour we'll take you live to the memorial to hear from students and to hear from members on campus. >>> the older brother's wife has promised to cooperate in the investigation. she hasn't said down with the fbi or spoken with them directly. we'll hear from one of high school classmates. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve
of the boston bombing suspects. m.i.t. police officer sean collier was 26 years old. 10,000 people crowded the campus for the service. mourners stretched a mile and a half. vice president joe biden spoke saying boston's response to the attack is proof terrorism is losing. >> it is not gaining adherence. what galls them the most is america does remain that shining city on the hill. >> shepard: investigators say the suspect shot officer collier several times in his patrol car. we don't know the motive. the police commissioner called it a vicious assassination. somber day there. >> i tell you, not only is it a somber day but a day of reflection, the day the people on the m.i.t. campus remain stunned. it was a massive emotional tribute to the young officer held in the briggs athletic field of m.i.t. he was 26 years old, the same age of the graduate students at m.i.t. as you said, he was sitting in that patrol car on the early morning hours friday when allegedly shot in the head by the tsarnaev brothers. vice president joe biden led the mourners and spoke from the heart looking directly at sean
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are laid to rest. two private ceremonies tuesday for 26-year-old m.i.t. police officer sean collier, for the youngest victim, 8-year-old martin richard. now this is the memorial that has been gathered from around all of boylston street. i want to show you this, there's a lot of shoes being hung along the route here on the sign boston strong, all the hats that either runners or others who have come by here have left. i want to show you a bit more of this. you come around this way, these volunteers have been here all morning long taking care of all of the flowers, and the stuff that's being dropped off here. but they've literally brought this from all along boylston street where it was closed, to this area in copley square so that people can come by and they are coming by in the dozens so far this morning to stop and reflect. john? >> thanks so much, miguel. it's so great to see all the people out here on the streets and all the cars driving on boylston street. again, for the first i'm in nine days. it truly is a wonderful sight. our thanks to miguel. new this morning, delegates from
in boston for murdered m-i-t police officer sean collier. people joined many of boston's finest last night for funeral services for the 26-year-old. police say he was gunned down by the suspected bombing suspects while sitting in his patrol car.. collier grew up about 20 miles north of boston in wilmington, massachusetts. in january 2012, he joined the m-i-t police force with its nearly 60 officers. people also held a candlelight vigil last night in his hometown, remembering officer collier and all the victims. >> thousands of runners are lacing up their shoes. to take part in the annual 'presido 10' run. it's just about to begin. kron 4's mike pelton is live at chrissy field. >> reporter: >> there is going to be a 10 mi. run. and the 5 k run. many of them will start here, go to golden gate, and end up at chrisy field. they are expecting 3500 runners. they are running for boston and all of the victim's they are had a bit of fear but there has been private security hired in the wake of the reach of recent events. given at the terrorist attack and one man i spoke with that brand in the bosto
than 4,000 people gathered to remember fallen m.i.t. police officer sean collier murdered last thursday. vice president biden calling the bombing suspect, quote, two twisted, perverted, knockout jihadists. what did authorities know about the pair? you're listening to james taylor who performed at the federal service. what did federal authorities know about the two brothers, especially the older one, who, as you know, traveled to russia last year and was on the radar of russian intelligence a year before that. we have breaking news tonight from joe johns and our chief political analyst, gloria borger. joe, we knew the fbi was approached by the russians in 2011 to check out the older brother, tamerlan, saying he was interested in or flirting with extremism. now you're hearing the cia was also approached later that year by the russians. what happened? >> that's true. we are told the cia got the same information the fbi got. but the cia says it essentially put this guy's name up as a candidate for a terror database watch list system. cia, we understand, also shared information with other ag
, and krystle campbell, and the officer sean collier shotdown. >> so many questions. motive? was there anybody that may have helped them? why did they shoot that police officer? all these questions still remain. the oldest brother, tamerlan tsarnaev in-laws and wife are asking the public to please respect their privacy at this time. and as we know, tamerlan was the bombing suspect killed in a shoot-out with police. a statement issued outside the family's north king's town rhode island home rings, quote, our daughter has lost her husband today, the father of her child. we cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred. in the aftermath of the horror, we know that we never really knew tamerlan tsarnaev. our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he inflicted. please respect our family's privacy at this difficult time. >> we are starting to get a clearer picture of who the suspects were and what they were doing before they began the reign of terror. >> the city of boston and the city of cambridge and watertown and many other communities can breathe a sigh of relief know
say the massachusetts institute of technology officer, sean collier, was shot multiple times as he sat in his vehicle last thursday. tomorrow, vice president joe biden is expected to attend a memorial service for collier at the m.i.t. campus. >>> authorities have released more photos of the ing suspects. they were take -- of the bomb becoming suspects -- boston marathon suspects. you can see them in the crowd, watching the finish line. there's no sign of tension. at times they appear come and relaxed. moments later, the bombs went off. >>> the surviving suspect remains under armed guard in the hospital. the fbi says dzhokhar tsarnaev is still having difficulty speaking. but yesterday he was able to give a one-word answer, no, when asked if he would afford a lawyer. a judge was brought to his hospital bed to outline the charges that could bring the death penalty. the tampa bay says he's now claiming the old brother was the -- the fbi says he's now claiming the old brother was the driving force. >>> the mother of the sons want to visit the u.s. to visit her badly injured son. but she cou
authorities say they'll file charges of their own later this week for the killing of sean collier, the m.i.t. campus policeman that authorities say the tsarnaev brothers shot thursday night. members of congress say they want answers about whether the intelligence community should have done more to follow up on the older brother, tamerlan, after the russians complained two years ago that he appeared to be growing more radicalized. >> what about his electronic footprint, the suspect's cell phone they were trying to use to track him, the laptop they were anxious to look for inside his apartment? >> reporter: right. they have all that. they do have his cell phone we were told today. and they're looking through all of that for evidence that others may have been working with them. but they say every day they look into this, they become more convinced or leaning more toward a conclusion that the two acted alone, brian. >> pete williams, thanks. pete in our washington bureau tonight. >>> up in boston the copley square area slowly getting back to business after really being frozen in place as a c
sean collier was ambushed and killed by the bombing suspects. >> officer sean collier we love you. >> vice president biden told the crowd, the purpose of terrorism is to instill fear. you saw none of it here in boston. boston, you sent a powerful message to the world. >> reporter: one that continues to echo in the week of the attack. now, city officials say the recovery work here will continue for quite some time, but they also believe it's just as important that life continue in this area as well. that is the latest live here in boston. i'm jay gray, nbc bay area news. >> still a lot of healing. >>> back here at home fires crews in san francisco rescued people in a borngs apartment build. the fired start the on belay yo streets in pacific heights neighborhood. they were able to get the sister in his 90s and the brother and the two dogs out safely. the fire started somewhere in the top floor of the attic. no word yet on a cause. >>> we have an nbc bay area follow up. 15 families have, driven out of their home after a fire last night. the villa is a san jose shelter for women and c
- year-old mit officer sean collier was seven when he vowed to grow up to do that job. authorities believe that the bombing suspects, dzhokhar tsarnaev and tamerlan tsarnaev, killed him during a man hunt for them. >> if it's two twisted perverted cowardly people here in boston, why do ókfyñthey do they do? >> reporter: the suspect's former brother-in-law says that he believes that tamerlan tsarnaev may have been influenced by a friend in cambridge. >> i'm not sure if he inspired or taught him to be y0t2í but he surely did have influence. >> reporter: the fbi questioned tamerlan tsarnaev at rush's request in 2011, but not after dzhokhar tsarnaev returned from a 2012 trip from russia. >> he didn't stay where went where he went and he came back with a willingness to kill people. >> reporter: the surviving suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev says that wars in iraq and afghanistan motivated the bombings. >> we are collier strong. we are boston strong. >> reporter: words of support at the memorial service echoed on boylston street, the site of the bombing, now reopen to the gwffirst time. some
for the day of the bombings. sean collier the m.i.t. allegedly assassinated wil laid to rest today in a private funeral service. "cbs tmoins" senior correspondent john miller says it aparcollier was killed for his gun. >> the operating theory now in the investigation is that they were short one gun and they wanted to get a gun for the younger brother and the fastest efficient way to do it is a surprise attack on a cop. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is heading to boston tomorrow to attend a public memorial service for collier. randall pinkston, cbs news, boston. >> tsarnaev faces federal charges of using weapons of mass destruction, to harm people and damage property. state prosecutors are expected to charge him with the murder of that m.i.t. campus officer, as well. >>> meanwhile the bay to breakers race is helping victims of the boston marathon. they are donating $5 to the one fund boston for every person that registers in the next 48 hours ending this time on thursday. more than 30,000 people are expected to descend upon the streets of san francisco for the 12k race. bay
on the edge of campus thursday night when the tsarnaev brothers allegedly shot him in the head. collier was only 27 years old. more than 10,000 mourners filled the m.i.t. athletic field in his honor. vice president joe biden, whose first wife and baby daughter were killed in a car crash in 1972, spoke from the heart as he looked directly at shawn's parents. >> i hope you find some solace in this moment of extreme grief looking around this field and listening to what is being said and written in response and the people of this country and around the world about your son. >> sean's brother said he was born to be a police officer. >> people have asked me if sean were here, what would he think? are you kidding me? he would love this. he got sirens, flashing lights, formations, people saluting, bag pines, taps, the american flag. he would have loved it. >> the killing has hit m.i.t. hard. this make shift campus memorial near where collier was shot is filled with flowers, flags, and messages. for many students he was almost one of them going on hikes and even attending their dances. >> really
for the victims fund that's been set up. earlier today warren spoke at the memorial service for sean collier, the police officer killed in the line of duty late on thursday night. senator elizabeth warren joins us for the interview next. >>> we are strong. we are collier strong. we are boston strong. but the true source of our strength and our resilience is our spirit. our recognition that we are united. we are connected. we are one. and when we serve each other, we give of ourselves, we grow in strength. >> democratic senator elizabeth warren of massachusetts speaking today at the memorial service for m.i.t. police officer sean collier, who was killed in cambridge, mass, last week. senator warren joins us now for the interview. senator, thank you very much for being here. we're happy to have you with us. >> thank you. it's good to be here with you. >> more than $23 million has been donated to the one fund so far in just about a week. can you describe the kind of support that's been pouring into boston and what you think it's going to practically mean? >> it's been a tough ten days for bosto
, lingzi lu, 23 and martin richard, just 8. and police officer sean collier, 26, murdered allegedly by the suspects. at m.i.t. today a tribute where collier died on campus. >> i see a young man with incredible potential. i think the sky was the limit with him, and i think that in the future we would have heard a lot from him. m.i.t. is a real special place, and it is the real deal, and they deserve the reputation they have is deserved beyond deserved. but this is a whole other side that i'm starting to see. >> reporter: more than 50 people wounded in the blast remain hospitalized, including a 7-year-old girl in critical condition, and transit officer richard donahue, ironically a close friend of officer collier, gravely wounded during the chase for the two suspects. >> he works for the transit, and i'll always tell him you're never going to see any action because you're on the subway. but, you know, there he is jumping into the midst of a gunfight in watertown and making transit very proud. >> reporter: at the university of massachusetts, where suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev was enrolled
weeks of their lives. >>> and a memorial was held for sean collier. the tsarnaev brothers killed collier. probably in an attempt to get his gun. sean collier was 27 years old. >>> a threat to safety. >> we are very concerned. >> what leaders in this bay area county want to do that could put the entire community at risk. >> at 10:30,. >> there's a pot club here, another one around the corner we counted five within a mile of each other. officials are saying how many does one city need. >> temperatures dropped more than 15-degrees today. how much cooler it'll get tomorrow. >>> back in january the contra costa county has shut down a fire station. and now the city is considering closing another station. >> reporter: all signs are counting to this fire house as the next one to be shut down. it is station 87 here in pittsburg and all of this is coming right as we're entering fire season. green grass turning brown and some neighbors around here getting particularly concerned. >> we are very concerned, that is where we get our service. >> reporter: the contra costa fire district is very big. >> i
collier. vice president joe biden will be in boston today to speak at a memorial service for collier. john and diana? >> now, devin, we know that the medical examiner has cleared tamerlan's body for recovery by the family. do we know who's going to claim it and where he's going to be buried? >> reporter: the father said an uncle of the brothers who lives in the united states could possibly be claimed today. no word on where it might be buried. in an interview with abc news in russia, the mother say she and her husband plan to come to the united states. no date has been set. one interesting complication possibly for her, there's an outstanding warrant for her arrest in the united states. she is accused of stealing $1,600 in clothing from a massachusetts department store. diana and january john? >> devin dwyer in washington. thank you. >>> for the first time, we're hearing from david henneberry where dzhokhar was found. he considers himself an accidental hero. ed harding has the exclusive interview. >> i know what people say. there's blood on the boat. he saw blood and went in. not true. >>
. boylston street reopening, but also remembering a life lost. remembering police officer sean collier. >> thousands turned out at the massachusetts institute of technology today to honor the memory of the 27-year-old campus police officer who was known to love his job and was driven to help others. investigators say sean collier was killed thursday night by the suspended marathon bomberses as he was sitting in his control car. his younger brother remembered sean as somebody who loved country music and someone born to be a police officer. vice president biden was there and called collier a remarkable son, a remarkable brother and tried to console the family. >> the moment will come when that thing that triggers the memory of sean that moment, when there is a song or season or holiday or passing a little league field or whatever it is. you'll know it's going to be okay. when the first instinct is you get a smile to your lips before you get a tear to your eyes. >> hundreds of police officers gathered to remember their fallen brother, and many in the crowd wore badges that said collie
, but also remembering a life lost, police officer sean collier. thousands turned out to honor the memory of the campus police officer who was known to love his job and driven to help others. investigators say sean collier was killed thursday night by the suspected marathon bombers as he was sitting in his patrol car. his brother remembered sean as someone who loved country music, someone born to be a police officer. vice president biden was there and called collier a remarkable son, brother and tried to console his family. >> the moment will come when that thing that triggers the memory of sean, that moment, whether it's a song or a season or a holiday. or passing a little league field, whatever it is -- you'll know it's going to be okay when the first instinct is, you get a smile to your lips before you get a tear to your eye. >> under the police officers gathered to remember their fallen brother. many in the crowd wore badges that said, collier strong. there was also a performance by james taylor who played with the boston symphony orchestra. ♪ >> nothing will fill the void left by s
. piecing together the final minutes of sean collier's life. m.i.t. is asking for any information on last week's killing of the school police officer believed to be the last victim in the killing spree. >>> was times square the next target? new york city mayor says that tsavraev brothers wanted to detonate the next bomb in a tourist spot. let's talk about dzhokhar tsavraev right now. he has been at beth israel medical center, the same hospital where several bombing victims were being treated. brian todd joins us now. we had heard for days that the families were not happy,anably about dzhokhar being there. what do you know right there? >> we know, jake and brooke, moved probably in the predawn hours, overnight sometime, around 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning, cover of darkness. more about the facility. 39 miles from downtown boston in north central massachusetts. decommissioned military base and housing male offenders that need long-term medical care and mental health care and told it has a sat lied minimum security camp for male onders. he needs specialized care, shot in the neck, the communi
also lost one of their own. 26-year-old m.i.t. police officer sean collier, killed thursday, allegedly at the hands of the tsarnaev brothers. more than 1,000 officers hunting for one man, finally being able to breathe a sigh of relief, after so many hours of holding their breath. >> i want to thank all of the partners who worked tirelessly over the last four days. we're exhausted, folks, but we have a victory here tonight. >> reporter: and still here, their job is not over just yet. right now, at this hour, investigators are at t house where suspect number two was captured. so many in the community calling the police heroes this morning. >> a title they deserve. thank you. our thoughts and prayers are with the collier family this morning. >>> time now for the weather. ginger is off. we welcome erika martine, from our abc affiliate, wtnh, news 8, in new haven, connecticut. good morning, erika. >> good morning, bianna and dan. mother nature has not gotten the memo yet. conditions are still rough out there. we reported some snow in duluth, just over 17 inches. conditions out there are pre
that. we are learning new details about another victim, shawn collier. this happened before that wild car chase and shootout in watertown last thursday night. it appears the police officer had no chance to respond. >> reporter: no he didn't. there was some speculation that while the brothers felt they had been spotted by the individual, but what we're being told by a source, shawn collier did not radio into the dispatch. nor did he have time to activate his emergency alert. it is clear from that in fact they came up upon the police officer who was sitting alone in his squad car and they ambushed him. they executed him. he was shot four to five times both in the head and the chest. he was wearing bullet proof vests, but he was alone at the time. it was not clear whether he was shot through the window. they came upon him allegedly. we're told police received a number of 911 calls reporting shots had been fired. police officers did not realize that shots were fired in connection with one of their own for several minutes. collier did not respond to any sort of calls. usually you have peop
. >> the carjacking happened minutes after the m.i.t. police officer sean collier was killed, and an man said he was in his mercedes suv parked along the side of the road when someone tapped on the window. he rolled the window man, and a man he believe dozen be the older brother put a gun inside and got inside and said, and i'm quoting, did you hear about the best interests explosion? i did that. after picking up the younger brother and loading the trunk with explosives and ammunition, the carjacked man says, quoting again, they asked me where i'm from. i told them i'm chinese. was very scared. i asked them if they were going to hurt me. they said they won't hurt me. i was thinking they would kill me later and he believes the only not kill him is because he was not an american. >> how did he escape at the gas station? >> well, he says the older brother got out to pump the gas and the younger brother went inside the convenience store to buy some red bull and chocolate, which is where the surveillance picture came from. the man says, quoting again, thought it was very good chance for me to run. so
was held for sean collier. the tsarnaev brothers killed collier. probably in an attempt to get his gun. sean collier was 27 years old. >>> a threat to safety. >> we are very concerned. >> what leaders in this bay area county want to do that could put the entire community at risk. >> at 10:30,. >> there's a pot club here, another one around the corner we counted five within you kids should count yourselves lucky. we didn't have u-verse back in my day. you couldn't just... guys... there you are. you know you couldn't just pause a show in one room, then... where was i... you couldn't pause a show in one room then start playing it in another. and...i'm talking to myself... [ male announcer ] call to get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> back in january the contra costa county has shut down a fire station. and now the city is considering closing another station. >> reporter: all signs are counting to this fire house as the next one to be shut down. it is station 87 here in pittsburg and all of this is coming right as we're entering fi
against dzhokhar tsarnaev for the murder of 26-year-old m.i.t. police officer shawn collier. shawn collier's funeral was held today at st. patrick's church in stoneham, massachusetts. tomorrow m.i.t. will have a memorial service for officer collier. it will be open to the m.i.t. community but closed to the public. vice president joe biden is expected to attend. >>> no family suffered more in the boston bombing than the richard family of dorchester. 7-year-old jane richard lost a leg. her mother denise suffered a head injury, and her eight-year-old brother, martin, was the youngest person to die in the bombing. the richard family released this statement. the outpouring of love and support over the last week has been tremendous. this has been the most difficult week of our lives, and we appreciate that our friends and family have given us space to grieve and heal. a private funeral mass was celebrated this morning with immediate family. we laid our son martin to rest, and he is now at peace. we plan to have a public memorial service in the coming weeks to allow friends and loved ones from ou
spent on victim charities. one victim, m.i.t. police officer collier, will have a memorial service this morning, and vice president bide and his wife will be there at m.i.t. canceled classes today. lawmakers are asking tough questions of how the government trapped dzhokhar tsarnaev weapon he traveled to russia. the vice chairman of the senate intelligence committee is asking federal agencies for more information about would knew what about the suspect. >> thank you, new this morning in the wake of the boston marathon bombings, and a foiled railway attack in canada, officials plan to review safety protocols tomorrow to better protect passengers. according to the "san francisco examiner" they will talk about new communication strategies and improving relationships with other agencies at the board of directors meeting. bart is conditioned about the increasing number of people who camp out in stations as well as a lack of officers due to hiring difficulty. >> an update is expected from caltran on the investigation into broken bolts on the new span of the bay bridge and how it is going
is pausing to remember fallen officer shawn collier who was allegedly shot by the tsarnaev brothers as he sat in his patrol car last thursday night. many of the brothers alleged victims remain hospitalized. there has been an outpouring of public support to help those touched by the tragedy. >> i'm proud to announce that the fund for boston has raised $20 million. >> reporter: so dave, that slogan and mentality of boston strong continues this morning as boylston street reopens. in fact, people are already dropping off flowers at this site of the marathon bombing. >> reporter tory dunnan live from boston, thank you. and a story we just told you a couple hours from now mit will hold a memorial for shawn collier. vice president joe biden is among the special guests scheduled to be at collier's memorial service. that memorial follows yesterday's funeral for the campus police officer and honor guard stood in a light drizzle paying attribute to the fallen officer. he was only 27 years old. >>> nike is removing t-shirts from its stores that seemed inappropriate after the boston marathon bombings. tho
the money is better spent on victims' charities. one victim, m.i.t. police officer collier will have a memorial service this morning with vice president biden and his wife will be there and m.i.t. has canceled classes today. in the wake of the bombings and a foiled railway attack bart will review safety protocols to protect passengers here according to the "san francisco examiner" they plan to talk about new communications strategies and training programs and improved relationships with other agencies at the board of directors meeting. >> the meeting tonight will decide if they will raise a 15 cent increase for bart riders in july which would raise the fare to $2.25. some worry that the transit could lose money by raising prices if it triggers a drop if ridership. >> new report just released is shedding light on overtime costs for the san francisco fire department. some employ ease take him six figures just in evertomorrow. our reporter joins us live from the department headquarters. amy hollyfield? >> the chief at headquarters has reviewed the numbers and does not think this is safe
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